Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

The Afro Nick Song and Record Release

Back for more, the Afro Nick has returned with two brand new song releases that explore the growth and maturity of The Afro Nick's musical style. For those who aren't familiar with The Afro Nick and his unique and heartfelt song compositions, look no further than my last review here at The Old School Project. The Afro Nick has once again delivered a raw, high powered performance inspired by the classic rock legends like, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley and Santana. The Afro Nick oozes and accentuates what it means to be Rock and Roll. Having acquainted myself with his sound and recording process, I have delved into the songs “You” and “Wild Angel” with an open mind and an open hear. I will directly focus on “You”, a song that I found inspiring and powerful.

The recently released single “You” is some of The Afro Nicks best work to date. I can tell that the music is growing and evolving every time I hear his new stuff. The recording itself is very well done and mixed to perfection. Again, Afro Nick reminds me of The Black Angels or something of the like. “You” is hard-rock driven with distorted guitar parts. The chorus is ethereal and harmonious, which juxtapose as well with the excellent guitar solo. Overall, this is my favorite Afro Nick song to date. I am looking forward to checking this release out on vinyl.


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Wild Angel” is a melodic, heartfelt love song that tells the story of a man fallen from grace. This song is reminiscent of the Rolling Stones “Wild Horses” but not in the name, just a feeling that the song exudes. This song works well with “You” and both songs show a different side of what The Afro Nick brings to the table.

I talked with The Afro Nick about his upcoming releases here for The Old School Project and you can read his words below:

What inspired you to write you and can you tell us a bit about your upcoming releases?

(Afro Nick) A Few years ago, I was roaming around West Village with my girlfriend and I happened upon a small music store on West 4th street. I knew they keep vinyl’s in the basement so, I walked downstairs to take a look. There was a guy there playing a fretless guitar and he sounded really good. So, I turn to see who he is and to my surprise I see, Carlos Santana, and next to him, Cindy Blackman. I immediately ask my girlfriend, “Do you know who this guy is?” and she said “No, It can’t be him.” Just a few minutes later, I’m introducing myself to Carlos Santana saying, “It’s You! Right?”It has become one of my most memorable moments and an inspiration for my song, “You”. When I sat down to write the song, I mixed it up with a love story, but the inspiration and the main idea of the song is about Carlos and his music. “You take me, you ring love in the air, you make me high, all I need and I’ll be fine.”

The song “You” is the A side of 7” Lathe Record that I will release on June 9th. (online on June 8th) The release Show is at Nublu Classic - 62 Ave C, New York. The B side is my song “Wild Angel” that I released a few weeks ago at Rockwood Music Hall. I hope you enjoy listening and come over to Nublu Classic!  

Check out this release online here http://www.theafronick.com/store/ https://soundcloud.com/theafronick/you   https://goo.gl/Z4eQrW  and grab a copy of the Afro Nicks new compositions via vinyl ASAP. Thanks again to Afro Nick for reaching out for a second review and we look forward to hearing from our readers about these songs.

Written by Robert Fadley / USA - Harrisonburg Virginia

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Cat Ridgeway

Cat Ridgeway, a singer/songwriter hailing from Orlando, Florida, is a skilled lyricist and melodist. Cat’s eclectic style shines through her ability to play guitar and harmonica (at the same time!), trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, and bass. Cat has worked with several notable producers, including Greg Rike (producer of Deep Purple and The Back Street Boys) and most recently, Ben Cooper (co-writer of Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy award winning album “Mosaic”). Cat's most recent project "Passenger Seat" is a direct result of her overfunded Kickstarter campaign "Cat Goes to Nashville". She had the privilege of working with the likes of Gordon Kennedy (co-writer of "Change the World" recorded by Eric Clapton) and many other seasoned Nashville players on the EP.

Chris Eves and the New Normal

Chris Eves and the New Normal blur the lines between rock, funk, and blues with a healthy dose of jam band influences. Thoughtful lyrics blend seamlessly with solid roots rock riffs, pop sensibilities and, catchy hooks. Based out of Syracuse NY, the band has shared the stage with such diverse artists as the Zac Brown Band, Jon Fishman of Phish, Gov't Mule, Cheap Trick, Gregg Allman and many others. Their debut album is now available on all music services.

The Late Greats

THE LATE GREATS are a Manchester/Sheffield-based duo made up of David Benjamin (Lead Vocals) and Steve Marsden (Guitar).

Their material is a blend of alternative rock and Americana. Individually these two experienced musicians have performed at Glastonbury, Download, Secret Garden, Other Voices, Reading and Leeds Festival and have also supported a variety of big acts, from the Killers to Paloma Faith.

Tom Petty, the Replacements, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen and Ryan Adams are among their main musical influences.

The Swills

The Swills are a new independent band from Vancouver, BC Canada. They’ve been together since 2006, with very humble beginnings as a true garage band, complete with a rehearsal space in a bus depot!
They’ve made a name for themselves with their fans by putting on high-energy shows designed to make people move. They’re also known for their social conscience, both in the songs they write, and by putting on shows for various charities. To date, they have raised over $3000 for such local charities as Covenant House and The BC Prader-Willi society. Moving forward, they plan on producing and performing in at least two charity events per year. 
Their first self-produced record, Travelling Thru Time, released in 2008, was well received by college and independent radio stations, and The Swills are excited to build on that success with their new record, which draws heavily from their punk rock and blues rock influences, to create a unique hard-rocking sound.

Chasing Shadows

We’re Chasing Shadows.
We’re here to write music we love taking the music we grew up with and hear now as inspiration. Our songs are about real life as we see it. Growing up in a town that has seen better days is nothing new for our generation, neither is a relationship that hasn’t gone quite the way you thought it might. We’re here to tell our stories, we’re to hit the chords we all know and mix it with melodies that will make you sing.
Since the Chasing Shadows journey started in August 2014 at the Kings Head in Rhuddlan, North Wales, we have played as much as we can, for as long as we can, as often as we can.

Paper City Exile

​Paper City Exile, a band from Western Mass, was created by 3 students of music. 

Paper City Exile is cutting a fresh path in music. 
Our collective love of R&B, alternative rock, vintage surf, and east / west coasts rock provides the platform for our distinct feel and sound. That's evident in our new releases. Each member has respect for the true art of music, and the band hopes to keep the art alive by "being a good musician first."
Members include Dan Conway on lead, keyboards and vocals, Jackson Silverman on drums, and Zeno Quinn pounding out the bass line.



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Friday, 29 September 2017 01:34

Our Stage Is Getting More Crowded Update #4

 

Paul Pedana

He quickly rose to the top of The “ Reverb Nation” UK hit-list thanks to a fantastic Debut at the O2 Academy and his two hit music videos “Free” and “I’m not afraid”.
Riding the wave of success and new found confidence Paul Pedana did his first round the world tour in 2016 collecting great success from the U.S. to the Eastern Europe.


Dee Brown

Most love songs are created and inspired by real love and true emotions. I can attest to that. My new single is written and inspired by a beautiful woman of God. She was the reality of my dreams. A woman ...

She´s Excited!

She’s Excited! is a Brooklyn-based producer, singer and songwriter of indie electronic music, IDM and dark electronica. ...

Insites

Welcome to the Rockers Behind the Badge Project! We are INSITES, national recording artists comprised of law enforcement officers, making music since 2008. We are currently touring and performing in support ...

Below 7

We are a modern rock band out of Southwest Virginia playing in the five surrounding states and thanks so much to Zakk Wylde, Cody Canada and Mike McClure for giving us the rights to record In This River ...

Iron Mike Norton

The king of swamp stomp, blues recording artist, producer and the subject of the 2014 documentary "Devil In My Kitchen", Iron Mike Norton is described by peers and critics as one of the most innovative ...

Ryan Matter Band

Lead Singer/songwriter Ryan Matter got started while working at a live Texas music venue. He started meeting a lot of artists on the Red Dirt Music Scene. Seeing the fire in his eye and hearing his unique ...

Jason Damico

This rockin’, contemporary blues, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and actor at 15 years of age became the youngest member of the Duke University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John V. Brown ...

Boukou Groove

With the lively international release of their debut LP “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup” and the ability to maintain a dynamic tour schedule, Boukou Groove provides audiences with a genre-bending collective, touching on elements of New Orleans style Funk, R&B, Soul and Blues.

Arden Park Roots

In 2016, Arden Park Roots broke the all-time attendance record at Sacramento's 25-year-old Concerts in the Park series with a crowd of over 7900. The year also saw the band headlining several NorCal festivals ...

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 01:13

Smooth Flow Great Music Update #3

Good flow... 1614 submission and still counting....Some of them are:

Hasty Page

Hasty Page is a group of talented musicians from Upstate New York that came together to create an exciting, inspirational alternative rock experience for their fans. Their original music paints a theatrical...

KiSMiT

KiSMiT is an indie pop duo, based in Los Angeles, with the interwoven sounds of Carly Barnette & Sebastian Reunert. KiSMiT struck as a wanderer from Cape Town and a bubbly Californian crossed paths in

G9

Hailing from Moscow, Russia, G9 blends pop-rock, electronic, and rap elements together to create an explosive sound. Tim Palmer’s review underlines the band’s unique groove, a strong combination of sounds

Alex Boye'

ALEX BOYE' HAS BEEN NAMED THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF HARD ROCK RISINGS 2017 GLOBAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS CONTEST. (Sponsored by Pepsi, Fender, Reverbnation, Bison Discs 

TORUS

Torus was formed in early 2016 with the collective objective of creating a sound based on mixed genre influence while encapsulating a singular style to be defined as it's own. They pack a progressive rock

Ricky Davila

Ricardo Davila Jr. also known as Ricky Davila (born October 3, 1988) is a singer-songwriter and recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is most known for his high octave vocal abilities

Ben Torres

BEN TORRES is a professional guitarist/singer/songwriter born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ben’s interest in music began at an early age having acquired his first guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, when he was ...

MosesMo

My newest solo release is TWO TON MESSAGE, written, recorded and produced by myself, independently released through CD Baby and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby for digital downloading

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